NJSP Elementary Honored for Exemplary Rating

North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson

The North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School was recently recognized in honor of their “A” rating for the second consecutive year. The school has received exemplary ratings since 2010, and on Monday, Jan. 28, Superintendent Lynn Johnson surprised the staff at their monthly meeting with a plaque and refreshments to honor their hard work.

Principal Michael McBride accepted the plaque on behalf of the staff and students and attributed the spectacular effort done by the school since 2000, when Public Law 221 was passed in Indiana, requiring ongoing school improvement planning based on data.

North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School has documented a continuing upward trend in target growth, which McBride praised as a truer measurement of school improvement than the previous measurement; that is, students passing the ISTEP+ test. Data from ongoing assessments allows teachers to target areas of need and address them, further increasing student performance.

McBride also mentioned the school’s curriculum mapping which is based on state standards, and expressed that it ensures all students are receiving the same standards-based instruction.

The administration stated that they are very proud of the school, the community, students, parents, and teachers, which in a combined effort have helped to ensure the school provides a solid educational program for NJSP students.